Another important role of the Mayor, a one the Mayor is always very passionate about, is to support a few local good causes.
Each year the Mayor promotes their chosen charities and raises funds for them by hosting charity events throughout their year in office.
This year the Mayor has chosen to support Sunderland and County Durham Society for the Blind, Hope Spring and NSPCC Childline Service.
Upcoming events in Mayor's diary are:
Sunday 9 December 2018
Mayor's Christmas Carol Service, Sunderland Minster 5.50pm arrival for 6.00pm.
Saturday 15 December 2018
Mayor's Charity Bag Pack, Asda at Washington Galleries.
Tuesday 18 December 2018
Mayor's 'Get Your Sparkle On Day'
A day for people to get together and wear sparkly clothes, jumpers, glittery accessories or sequins and make a donation to the Mayor's charity.
Saturday 22 December 2018
Mayor's Charity Bag Pack, Sainsbury's in Silksworth.
Friday 15 March 2019
Mayor's Charity Masquerade Ball at the Roker Hotel 7.00pm arrival for a 7.30pm start.
Friday 12 April 2019
Mayor's Charity Golf Day, George Washington Golf Club.
To make a donation to the Mayor's Charity:
or via cheque made payable to the 'Mayor's Charity Appeal Fund' and posted to the Mayor's Office, Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN.
The funds will be distributed between the chosen good causes.